In commemoration and remembrance of the end of the Great War and the many millions who were killed or came home wounded, a chain of 1,000 WWI Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories at 7pm on the 11 November 2018 – a century after the guns fell silent.
More than 830 councils, communities and other organisations have already confirmed their involvement by lighting a Beacon on this seminal day. The Beacons will symbolise the 'light of hope' that emerged from the darkness of war.
The event will also commemorate the huge army of men and women on the home front who, often in dangerous and exhausting conditions, underpinned the war effort.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is one of the benefitting charities of this special tribute.
For more information on Beacons being lit near you, and how to take part, please download the guide for the event.